Following an increased demand in STEM education and growing interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning areas, Sunshine Coast Grammar is excited to announce the opening of their new Science Centre.
The much-anticipated building will add an additional three high-quality Science Laboratories and General Learning Spaces to their existing Science Precinct which boasts a further 6 newly renovated, modern laboratories.
The new Centre was completed in time for students returning to the classroom in Term 2 and the addition of this building will allow every Science lesson to be held in a custom-built laboratory space.
Head of Science at Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Mr Chris Smith is delighted with the completion of the project and says that the contemporary build certainly has a university quality feel and finish.
The new labs feature increased floor space, LED lighting for a full length 4.8m whiteboard, interactive touch 84” LED screens that connect wirelessly to any device, increased gas sensors and safety features. The labs also include industry-standard safety features such as emergency showers and eyewashes. One of the new laboratories features large windows to make learning transparent and showcase Science teaching and learning at Grammar.
The additional labs and classrooms will allow for an expected increase in demand in Science-based learning as Grammar continues to builds on the School’s reputation and results.
Prior to the new construction, the School had renovated all six existing laboratories, on a rotational basis, so that all 9 laboratories are now effectively under 6 years old – this shows in the embedded technology (wireless projection, powered sound) and the industry-standard learning spaces.